If that isn’t Running Man fantastic enough, Yoo AhIn guests the following week!!! And he is so darn cute the whole time, and frankly, a pretty good sport considering...
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And, by the end of the episode, we also learn that our handsome Yoo AhIn can cook. OMG, MARRY ME! To see the actor diligently and confidently giving orders on how to prepare their chosen dish and intently mixing his (I’m guessing) delicious marinade was to fall in love. OMG, MARRY ME!
Who missed Kang DongWon? I did! I did!
Who loves Kang DongWon? I do! I do!
Dramas and drama-ish show I talk about after the jump: WIN, Master’s Sun and Good Doctor.
WIN: Who Is Next
Team A and B chicken fighting:
src: WINNER SUBS
Team A’s talented leader Song MinHo:
“This is as far as I go,” lies HyoJin. Ah, if only that were true, but it does not seem like she’s stopping her pity party any time soon. And if we didn’t know it before, we know it now: the wonder of this show lies in the electric sizzle between HyoJin and JiSub. This episode pulls them apart for the hour and pulls the show askew with it. A little on the duller side and even more head scratching accompanies its plot progress. I find I have nothing much to say about this episode other than it didn’t really satisfy. HyoJin has walled herself off from JiSub, predictably, but we get another twist as well, wait for it—the amnesia twist. Grrrr. Even if it is a supernatural allergy, let’s call an elephant an elephant and not a rhino with a big nose. It’s amnesia if someone suffers memory loss after an accident. JiSub’s doctor might have mentioned to everyone that it is highly unusual for someone who does not have any kind of a head injury to lose his memory, unless JiSub’s brain and heart have switched spots. Which I guess in his case is an argument that can be made.
Plot Points & Why They Itch:
The aunt and uncle become more likable, the aunt because it is so clear she loves her nephew and the uncle because it is so clear he does too. He also seems to have a fondness for HyoJin as well, probably because HyoJin is essentially the same as him, a humble soul loving a rich, uptight number cruncher. Right, my personal favorite moment, the aunt slaps HyoJin. Saw that coming a mile away—from episode 1. I’m surprised she restrained herself for 13 episodes. Come on, HyoJin kind of had it coming. If only to slap some sense into her! I love her but the girl lacks an insane amount of common sense and self-love. I don’t like this direction. HyoJin should have stepped aside of her own volition, when she realizes the need to be an equal in love and not just a toy, and not becuz she is being manipulated by Madam Twitchy Eyes and Amnesia. Here’s hoping this week’s show returns to what made this show great in the first place: humor and flirt. (It is Wed so Ep14 has aired as I post this, but I have yet to watch it)
I did finally checked out Good Doctor. I don’t know how I feel about the show. In 2008’s On Air, there was a drama being made within the drama, and the premise of that show within the show reminds me of this one. It wasn’t a medical drama, but Kim HaNeul played an actress taking on the challenging role of a young woman with a mental handicap. At the time, I remember thinking, what a strange drama scenario. Could this kind of a subject matter do well with audiences? Apparently, at least 5 years later anyway, the answer is in the positive ratings. In Good Doctor, we have a male lead that has a fairly severe form of autism and his mental stability is made all the more tenuous by echoes of several deeply felt childhood traumas. It’s a pretty intense show. Joo Won is very convincing and his depiction feels natural and thoughtfully done. It’s a pretty decent show overall, which I expected. The hospital politics seem wacky. The doctors all seem likable. The romance is weird, but not bad. However, I am not really able to get into it. Perhaps it’s a mood thing, more likely just a me thing. I’m not a big fan of episodic medical dramas.
One thing that I took away: Joo SangWook is one insanely handsome man. I thought so in Thorn Birds, and I think so again. Picture above—that silly guy in the background isn’t too shabby, either.
So this will most likely be my last post for a bit. My blog will be going into an unavoidable break. I would have loved to finish diary-talking about Master’s Sun until the very end and blog about Heirs as it starts, but I’ll be out of town for an extended bit of time. I may try to squeeze out one more post before going, hopefully. See you all in November!